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The Jacques Maritain and Maurice de Gandillac Collection by Maritain, Jacques [Raїssa Maritain and Maurice de Gandillac]

by Maritain, Jacques [Raїssa Maritain and Maurice de Gandillac]

The Jacques Maritain and Maurice de Gandillac Collection by Maritain, Jacques [RaÑssa Maritain and Maurice de Gandillac]

The Jacques Maritain and Maurice de Gandillac Collection

by Maritain, Jacques [Raїssa Maritain and Maurice de Gandillac]

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Five rare books and associated ephemera (all published in French) from the private library of Maurice de Gandillac, 1930-1966. Maritain, Jacques: Éléments de Philosophie (I): Introduction Générale a la Philosophie, Paris: Pierre Téqui, Libraire-Éditeur, 1930. Reprint of the original 1920 edition. Original wrappers. Minor smudging and toning to wrappers and slight creasing to corners and faint staining to spine; minor toning to leaves. Portions uncut. Very good. Signed and inscribed by Jacques Maritain to Maurice de Gandillac on half-title page: "To Maurice de Gandillac / With affection / Jacques Maritain." Volume 1.

Maritain, Jacques: De la Philosophie Chrétienne, Paris: Desclée de Brouwer, 1933. First edition. Original wrappers. Small red ink spot to foot of front wrapper; minor toning to leaves. Very good. Signed and inscribed by Jacques Maritain to Maurice de Gandillac on the front free endpaper: "To Maurice de Gandillac / Very affectionately / Jacques Maritain."

Maritain, Jacques: Science et Sagesse, Paris: Éditions Labergerie, 1935. Original edition without large paper announcement. Original wrappers. Slight creasing to wrapper edges with chipping to blue wrappers along head and foot of spine; faint sunning and smudging to spine; leaves generally bright; very good. Signed and inscribed by Jacques Maritain to Maurice de Gandillac on half-title page: "To Maurice de Gandillac / Very affectionately / Jacques Maritain." Enclosed is a 4-page prospectus presenting "La Vie Donnée: Poémes de Raїssa Maritain," a collection of poems by Raїssa Maritain, published the same year by the same publisher. The prospectus is horizontally folded with minor toning.

Maritain, Jacques and Raїssa Maritain: Situation de la Poésie, Paris: Desclée de Brouwer, 1938. Original edition without large paper announcement. Original wrappers. Minor rubbing and creasing to spine with some spotting to spine and rear wrapper; some toning to leaves. Uncut. Very good. Signed and inscribed by both Jacques Maritain and Raїssa Maritain, on front free endpaper: "To Maurice de Gandillac / Affectionate memory of / Jacques and Raїssa Maritain."

Maritain, Jacques: Le Paysan de la Garonne, Paris: Desclée de Brouwer, 1966. Original edition without large paper announcement. Original wrappers. Minor toning and smudging to wrappers with slight cock to spine; pages bright. Very good. Signed and inscribed by Jacques Maritain to Maurice de Gandillac on half-title page: "To Maurice de Gandillac / With the faithful friendship of / Jacques Maritain."

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A unique collection of books and associated ephemera presented by Jacques Maritain (1882-1973) and his wife, Raїssa Maritain (1883-1960), to Maurice de Gandillac. Jacques Maritain was an influential Catholic philosopher whose work helped generate a modern revival of Thomism and Aristotelianism. Maritain was a prolific author, publishing over 60 books, and his works and thought were highly influential throughout Europe and the United States. Maritain was instrumental in the development and drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and his religious and philosophical thought profoundly influenced Pope Paul VI, to whom Maritain had acted as friend and mentor. Maritain's projects spanned many fields, including philosophy, religion, politics, aesthetics, and the philosophy of science, and among his enduring legacies is his promotion of integral humanism-a Christian humanism capable of giving expression to man's spiritual character and, unlike secular humanism, uniting rather than dividing the whole of human experience. Jacques Maritain studied at the Sorbonne and it was there that he met Raїssa Oumançoff, a Russian Jewish émigré, whom he would marry in 1904. Raїssa was a successful poet and noted mystic who would partner with her husband in a lifelong quest for the truth. Prior to their marriage, in 1901, Jacques and Raїssa had joined in a suicide pact after becoming disillusioned with scientism (i.e., the materialist view that truth only consists in what can be empirically verified in accordance with the scientific method) and vowed to end their lives if they could not discover a deeper meaning to life within the year. The couple was spared death when they encountered the possibility of the absolute in the teachings of famed French philosopher Henri Bergson at the Collège de France. Jacques and Raїssa converted to Catholicism in 1906 and their studies thereafter led them to the works of Aquinas, Aristotle, and the neo-Thomists and Aristotelians. Jacques Maritain would become a lecturer at several institutions in France and the United States, including Columbia University, the University of Chicago, the University of Notre Dame, and Princeton University. From 1945 to 1948, he served as the French ambassador to the Holy See. Jacques and Raїssa maintained friendly and professional connections with esteemed French philosopher Maurice de Gandillac (1906-2006), who taught the history of Medieval and Renaissance philosophy at the Sorbonne. Gandillac wrote his thesis under the venerated Thomist Étienne Gilson and would go on to mentor and supervise the doctoral dissertations of a number of celebrated French academics, including Louis Althusser, Jean-François Lyotard, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Derrida. This collection of rare books and associated ephemera is from Gandillac's private library and consists of works inscribed to Gandillac by Jacques and Raїssa Maritain, including works of philosophy, religion, and aesthetics as well as a prospectus for a collection of poems by Raїssa. A truly unique collection of works that were passed from and between a few of the most influential and respected minds of the twentieth century-thinkers who works and thought continue to influence our modern world.
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Under Fire: An American Story

by North, Oliver L

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Harpercollins, 1991. First edition, as stated, first printing . Hardcover. Fine/near fine. r. 446 pp. This is a rare first edition copy signed by both Oliver North and William Novak. North's inscription, "Margo and Sam, all the best," appears in blue ink on the half title page with North's signature and the date "3 Nov 91" and Novak's signature in black ink. Dust jacket slightly wrinkled at top of spine. Free USPS tracking with every US order. Ships from MA.
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A New History of Japanese Cinema:  A Century of Narrative Film
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A New History of Japanese Cinema: A Century of Narrative Film

by Standish, Isolde

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New York: Continuum, 2006. 8vo size trade paperback with black and white photo illustrated cover; 414 pages From back: "Cinema, which first arrived in Japan in 1896 with the Kinetoscope prototype, came at the very time that Japan was transforming its economic base and society into that of a major international power. The first cinema, the Asakusa Denikikan, was opened in Tokyo in 1903 and within 13 years 300 cinemas had sprung up throughout the country... (The author) focuses on the historical development of Japanese film, illustrated by a series of typical Japanese film posters. She details an industry and an art form shaped by the competing and merging forces of traditional culture and of economic and technological innovation." Edgewear, creases to bottom and bottom and top corners of front cover, soil on bottom and light soil to outside pages. We note pencilled underlining on at least 29 pages and pencilled marginalia on at least three pages and four creased page corners. Quotes… Read More
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Old Bones
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Old Bones

by Elkins, Aaron J

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New York, NY, U. S. A.: Mysterious Press, 1987. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. New York, NY, U. S. A.: Mysterious Press, 1987. Fine in Near Fine jacket Signed by Author A Gideon Oliver Mystery, SIGNED on title pg. Edgar Award winner best mystery npc 197pp. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. First Edition
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Starting With Flags : Forty-Three Drawings
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Starting With Flags : Forty-Three Drawings

by Parker, Kingsley

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New York: Private Printing. Fine with no dust jacket. 1976. Limited Signed Edition. Softcover. The artist's abstract and quite varied series of 43 drawings of flags, all printed monochrome on the recto of pages. Kingsley Parker has been exhibiting and represented by galleries since the mid-1970s and has a work in the collection of the Museum Of Modern Art in New York, NY. The artist is quite active with new works. Signed in ink "K. Parker/1976 ©" in the front matter where Parker explains his motivation for drawing the series of abstract flags. Copy 158 of a limited edition of 600, numbered in the colophon. Approximately 44 pages, unpaginated. Printed on fine, machine-made paper in brown wraps. The title and a flag drawing are framed on the front cover. In absolutely clean, Fine condition. ; Drawings; Square 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 44 pages; Signed by Artist .
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Civil War England.

Civil War England.

by Young, Peter.:

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London, Longman, 1981.. 1st edition. Concentrates on the military aspects of the war, including the soldiers, arms and armour, the battles, and siege warfare. Longman Travellers Series. There is a small stamp on the front endpaper, otherwise in very good condition in a very good unclipped dustwrapper.
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Scientific wonders of the atomic age.

Scientific wonders of the atomic age.

by Taylor, John W.R., editor.:

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London, Ariel Productions, c 1955.. Foreword by Sir John D. Cockcroft. Includes "High-speed flight" by Neville Duke, and "Rockets and Space flight" by Wernher von Braun. Large hardback in very good condition in a very good unclipped dustwrapper.
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Dead in Dixie

Dead in Dixie

by Charlaine Harris

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New York: Science Fiction Book Club, 2003. Z2 - A Science Fiction Book Club Omnibus Edition hardcover book SIGNED by the Charlaine Harris in as new condition in as new dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dead Until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead. 8.5"x5.75", 612 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. Hardcover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book Club (BCE/BOMC).
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Songs From Appledore
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Songs From Appledore

by Oscar Laighton

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RARE. Collectible: 1916. Signed by the author. Cambridge MA: University Press. Very Good. Hardcover. Light soil to green cloth covered boards with gilt stamped title, author's name, and design. A bright solid, book - 27 pages; Inside covers are sunned. Pages clean and bright. Frontspiece. "View from Mrs. Thaxter's Garden Gate. 29 illustrations. Small book: 7" x 5"
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Grant Wood and Marvin Cone : Artists of an Era
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Grant Wood and Marvin Cone : Artists of an Era

by Hazel E. Brown

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Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1972. Hardcover. First Edition (stated). Flat signed and dated by author on FFEP and Inscribed by author to a friend on half-title page. Near Fine book in a Very Good jacket. Interior pristine except for author's inscription and signature. Spine straight and tight. Jacket shows light rubbing, light chipping at spine head, and light reading wear to edges. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xi + 150 pages. illus. A reflection of the relationships of two artists -- Grant Wood (1891-1942) and Marvin Cone (1891-1965) -- with the community of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A loving biography by a woman who knew them both. Laid-in are two letters to the editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette; one from Woods' sister, and another from a friend of Woods and the author.
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Maybe Tomorrow

Maybe Tomorrow

by Roberta Fleetwood O'Keefe

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Burnet, Texas: Nortex Press, 1978. CL5 - A hardcover book SIGNED by author on the front free endpaper in very good condition that is cocked, some scattered light scratches and rubbing, light tanning and shelf wear with no dust jacket. Brown covered boards with gilt lettering. 8.5"x5.5", 84 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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